Wolfe defies a summons to testify against a man he believes innocent and incurs a contempt of court charge hunting for evidence to cast reasonable doubt on the case against him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Brubaker ...
Bella Velardi
R.D. Reid ...
Robert Bockstael ...
Jimmy Donovan
Nicky Guadagni ...
Alice Hart
Guy Unger
David Schurmann ...
Leonard Ashe
Clyde Bagby
D.A. Mandelbaum
Helen Weltz
Beau Starr ...
Judge Corbett


Wolfe and Archie are subpoenaed to testify in the murder trial of businessman Leonard Ashe, accused of strangling a phone operator whom he had asked to spy on his wife. Wolfe resents having to give testimony against a man he believes to be innocent as well as being uncomfortable having to sit next to a heavily perfumed woman in court. He suddenly bolts out of the courtroom in order to find the evidence necessary to cast reasonable doubt on the prosecution's case. His suspicions are confirmed when he discovers that one of the dead woman's co-workers is able to afford an original Van Gogh on her $80 a week salary. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Action | Drama | Mystery




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21 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Nero Wolfe: [demanding to know about the Van Gogh painting on the wall] I'm the inquisator, Miss Hart, not you! Where did you get that piece?
Alice Hart: That's none of yer business!
Nero Wolfe: [indignantly] It most certainly is not, but I will tell you that there will be no limit to my impertinence with you!
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